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Our Reading Revolution is growing fast across the UK. Check if there’s a shared reading group near you by looking at our list below.

We currently run open groups in the North West, North East, North Wales, London and South West. You can find these lists by clicking on the map below. To make an enquiry about a group near you, please contact us.

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  • North West - Liverpool

    Mondays

    • Blackburne House, 11am-12.30pm
      Blackburne Place, off Hope Street, L8 7PE
      (NB: this is a women only group)
    • Unwind with a Book, Toxteth Library, 4pm-6pm 
      Windsor Street, L8 1XF

    Tuesdays

    • Magical Storytime, Everton Children’s Centre, 10-11am
      Spencer Street, L6 2WF
      (NB: for children under 5 and their parents and carers) (in association with LCVS and Thrive at 5)
    • Book at Breakfast, Toxteth Library, 10-11.45am
      Windsor Street, L8 1XF
    • Novel Tea, BNENC, 12-1pm
      Breckfield Road North, L5 4QT
      (in association with LCVS)
    • Feel Better with a Book, Upstairs@83 Mental Health Drop-In Centre, 12.45-2.15pm
      83 Stanley Rd, Bootle, L20 7DA
    • Book a Break, Toxteth Library, 1-3pm
      Windsor Street, L8 1XF
      (NB: this is a group for unpaid carers)
    • The Book Thieves, Calderstones Mansion House, 4-5.30pm (starts Tuesday 29th April 2014)
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      (NB: this group is for children and young people aged 10+, suggested donation £2)

    Wednesdays

    • Book at Breakfast, Calderstones Mansion House, 10-11.30am
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
    • Book a Break, Calderstones Mansion House, 1-2.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      (NB: this is a group for people with long-term health conditions)
    • Feel Better with a Book, Childwall Library, 1.30-3pm
      Childwall Fiveways, L15 6YG
    • Time to Unwind, Calderstones Mansion House, 3-4.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      (NB: this is a group for carers and people they care for)
    • Time for Me, Calderstones Mansion House, 6-7.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB

    Thursdays

    • Time for a Cuppa, Whitefield Primary School, 9-10.30am
      Boundary Lane, L6 5JG
      (in association with LCVS and Thrive at 5) (term-time only)
    • Relax With a Book, Calderstones Mansion House, 1-2.30pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB,
      (NB: This group is for over 50s)
    • Unwind with a Book, Granby Care Home, 1-3pm
      Selborne Street, L8 1YG
      (NB: this is a  group for parents/carers – you need to register with Granby Children’s Centre to attend this group)
    • Caldies Explorers, Calderstones Mansion House, 3.45-4.45pm
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      (NB: this group is for children aged 5-10; suggested donation £2) 

    Fridays

    • Magical Storytime, Whitefield Primary School, 9-10am 
      Boundary Lane, L6 5JG
      (NB: this group is for children under 5 and their parents or carers) (in association with LCVS and Thrive at 5) (term-time only)
    • Tiny Reads, Calderstones Mansion House, 10-11am
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB, 10-11am
      (NB: this group is for children under 5 and their parents and carers; suggested donation £2)
    • Book Brunch, Breck Road Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Breck Road Library, L5 6SP
      (in association with LCVS and Thrive at 5)
    • Family Storytime, Breck Road Library, 3.30-4.30pm
      Breck Road Library, L5 6SP
      (NB: this group is for children of all ages and their parents or carers) (in association with LCVS and Thrive at 5)

    Saturdays

    • Caldies Creatives, Calderstones Mansion House, 10-11.30am
      Calderstones Park, L18 3JB
      (NB: this group is for children and young people aged 7-13; suggested donation £2)

  • North West - Wirral

    Mondays

    • Book at Breakfast, Woodchurch Library, 9.30-11am
      New Hey Road, Woodchurch, CH49 8HB
    • Read and Relax, Ridgeway Library, 2.30-3.30pm
      Noctorum Avenue, Noctorum, CH43 9EB
    • Dames of the Round Table, Woodchurch Library, 2.30-3.30pm
      New Hey Road, Woodchurch, CH49 8HB
    • Leasowe Bookworms (children aged 6-12), Leasowe Library, 3.30-4.30pm
      Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PQ
    • Gory Boys (boys only aged 6-12), Leasowe Library, 4.30-5.15pm
      Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PQ

    Tuesdays

    • Get into Reading, Ridgeway Library, 9.30-11am
      Noctorum Avenue, Noctorum, CH43 9EB
    • Book at Breakfast, Bromborough Library, 10-11.30am
    • Allport Lane, Bromborough, CH62 7HR
    • Feel Better With A Book, Birkenhead Central Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Borough Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2XB
    • Get Into Reading, Saughall Massie Parish Centre, 10.30am-12pm
    • Book at Breakfast, Leasowe Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PQ
    • Make Friends With A Book, Wallasey Central Library, 1.30-2.30pm
      Earlston Rd, Wallasey, CH45 5DX
      (NB: this is a group for learning disabled adults)
    • Feel Better With A Book, Wallasey Central Library, 1.30-3.30pm
      Earlston Rd, Wallasey, CH45 5DX
    • Glitter Girls (girls only aged 6-12), Leasowe Library, 3.30-4.30pm
      Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PQ
    • Unwind with a Book, Birkenhead Central Library, 5.30-7.00pm
      Borough Road, Birkenhead, CH41 2XB

    Wednesdays

    • Adult Learners, Eastham Library, 10.30-11.30am
      Mill Park Drive, Eastham, CH62 9AN
      (NB: this is a group for learning disabled adults)
    • Unwind with a Book, The Lauries Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY
    • Mind Reading, Leasowe Library, 12.30-1.30pm
      Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PQ
    • Time For Me, The Lauries Centre, 1-2.30pm
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY
    • Afternoon Tea, Eastham Library, 1.30-3.15pm
      Mill Park Drive, Eastham, CH62 9AN
    • Eastham Bookworms (for children), Eastham Library, 3.45-4.45pm
      Mill Park Drive, Eastham, CH62 9AN

    Thursdays

    • Book At Breakfast, Rock Ferry Library, 9.30-11am
      Urban Village, Old Chester Rd, Birkenhead, CH42 3TD
    • Book at Breakfast, Seacombe Library, 9.30-11am
      Liscard Road, Seacombe, CH44 6LT
    • Book at Breakfast, St James Library, 10am-12pm
      St. James Centre, Laird Street, Birkenhead, CH41 7AL
    • Feel Better with a Book, The Lauries Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY
    • The Book Break, (group for carers) The Lauries Centre, Birkenhead, 1-3pm
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY
    • Bite Club, Leasowe Library, Wirral, 2.30-4pm
      Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PQ
    • You're Booked! (after school group for children), Seacombe Library, 3.30-4.30pm
      Liscard Road, Seacombe, CH44 6LT

    Fridays

    • Book at Breakfast, West Kirby Library, 10-11.30am
      The Concourse, West Kirby, CH48 4HX
    • Life Book, Beechwood Library, 11am-12pm
      8 Beechwood Drive, Greenfields, Beechwood, CH43 7ZU
    • Feel Better With A Book, The Lauries Centre, 11am-12.30pm
      Claughton Road, Birkenhead, CH41 6EY
    • Feel Better With A Book, Prenton Library, 12-1.30pm
      Dickens Avenue, Prenton, CH43 0TQ
    • Beechwood Bookworms (for children), Beechwood Library, 3.15pm-4.30pm
      8 Beechwood Drive, Greenfields, Beechwood, CH43 7ZU
    • Leasowe Bookworms (children aged 6-12), Leasowe Library, 3.30-4.30pm
      Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, CH46 1PQ

  • North West - Wigan

    Mondays

    • Sunshine House Community Centre, 10am-12pm
      Vauxhall Road, Scholes, WN1 3LU

    Tuesdays

    • Leigh Library, 11:30am-1pm
      Turnpike Centre, Civic Square, Market Street, Leigh, WN7 1EB
    • Compassion in Action, 10.30am-12pm
      Golborne Health and Wellbeing Centre, 1 Railway Road, Golborne, WA3 3BY
    • Formby Avenue GP Surgery, Atherton, 1-3pm

    Wednesdays

    • Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Frederick Street, Hindley, WN2 3BD

    Thursdays

    • Marsh Green Library, 10-11:30am
      Harrow Road, WN5 0QL

     

  • London

    Barnet

    Mondays

    • Make Friends With A Book, Cheshire Hall, 1.30-3pm
      Cheshire Hall Community Centre, Fosters Street, Hendon NW4 2AA

    Tuesdays

    • Grahame Park Library, 10.30am-12pm
      The Concourse, NW9 5XL
    • Chipping Barnet Library, 2-3.30pm
      3 Stapylton Road, EN5 4QT

    Fridays

    • Make Friends With A Book, Age UK Barnet, 11am-12.30pm
      Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley, N2 8LT

    Hammersmith and Fulham

    Tuesdays

    • Hammersmith Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
      181 King Street, W6 9JT

    Thursdays

    • White City Community Centre (for parents and toddlers), 10-11am
      India Way, White City, W12 7QT, 10-11am
    • Fulham Library, 2-4pm
      598 Fulham Rd, SW6 5NX

    Kensington and Chelsea

    Mondays

    • New Horizons (50+ group), 2-4pm
      Guinness Trust, Cadogan St, SW3 2PF
    • Chelsea Library, 6.15–7.45pm
      Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, SW3 5EZ

    Tuesdays

    • Brompton Library, 10:30am–12.30pm
      210 Old Brompton Rd, SW5 0BS
    • Kensington Central Library, 2-4pm
      Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX

    Wednesdays

    • Book Break, St Charles Wellbeing Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Exmoor Street, W10 6DZ,
    • PCT Rooms, 3.15-5pm
      15 Gertrude Street, Chelsea/Worlds End, SW10 0JN

    Thursdays

    • Latymer Centre, 1.30-3pm
      116 Bramley Road, W10 6SU

    South London

    Mondays

    • Canada Water Library, 10am-12pm
      21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, SE16 7AR
    • West Norwood Library, 2-4pm
      14-16 Knights Hill, SE27 0HY

    Tuesdays

    • Minet Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
      52 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY
    • Stones End Day Centre (age 50+), 11am-12.30pm
      11 Scovell Road, SE1 1QQ
    • East Street Library, 2-3.30pm
      168-170 Old Kent Road, SE1 5TY
    • Camberwell Library, 2-4pm
      17-21 Camberwell Road, SE5 8TR

    Wednesdays

    • Carnegie Library, 10.30am-12pm
      188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG
    • Copleston Centre, 10.30-12pm
      Copleston Road, Peckham, SE15 4AN
    • Southwark Resource Centre, 1-2.30pm
      10 Bradenham Close, SE17 2QB
    • Blackfriars Settlement, 3.30-5pm
      1 Rushworth Street, SE1 0RB

    Thursdays

    • Waterloo Action Centre, 10-11.30am
      14 Baylis Road, SE1 7AA, 10-11.30am
    • Clapham Library, 10.30am-12.30pm
      91 Clapham High Street, SW4 7DB
    • South Lambeth Library,  2-3.45pm
      180, South Lambeth Road, SW8 1QP,

     

  • South West

    Cornwall

    Tuesdays

    • Feel Better With a Book, Bodmin Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Bodmin Library, Lower Bore St, Bodmin, PL31 2JX
    • Feel Better With a Book, Bude Resource Centre, 10.30am-12pm
      Pathfields, Bude, EX23 8DW

    Wednesdays

    • Feel Better With a Book, Elfordleigh Resource Centre, 1.30-3pm
      38 St Stephens Hill, Launceston, PL15 8HW

    Devon

    Tuesdays

    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Barnstaple Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Tuly St, Town Centre, Barnstaple EX31 1EL
    • Feel Better With A Book, Hoskins Room, Exeter Central Library, 10.30am-12pm - Closed 16th April -22nd May
      Castle St, Exeter, EX4 3PQ
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Passmore Edwards Centre, Newton Abbot Library, 2-3.30pm
      Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ

    Wednesdays

    • Feel Better With A Book, Bideford Library, 10.30am-12pm
      New Road, Bideford, EX39 2HR
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Hoskins Room, Exeter Central Library, 10.30am-12pm - closed 16th April-22nd May
      Castle St, Exeter, EX4 3PQ
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Ivybridge Library, 10.30am-12pm
      The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ
    • Feel Better With A Book, Tavistock Library, 2-3.30pm
      The Quay, Plymouth Rd, Tavistock, PL19 8AB
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Exmouth Library, 3-4.30pm
      40 Exeter Rd, Exmouth, EX8 1PS

    Thursdays

    • Feel Better with a Book, Ilfracombe Library, 10-11.30am
      The Candar, ilfracombe, EX34 9DS

    Fridays

    • Feel Better With A Book, Tiverton Library, 10.30am-12pm
      Phoenix Lane, Town Centre, Tiverton EX16 6LU
    • Feel Better With A Book, The Hayridge Centre, Cullompton, 2-3.30pm
      1 Exeter Hill, Cullompton EX15 1DJ
    • Feel Better With A Book, Totnes Library, 2-3.30pm
      The Mansion, 36 Fore St, Town Centre, Totnes, TQ9 5RP

    Plymouth

    Tuesdays

    • Feel Better With A Book, Plymstock Library, 10-11.30am
      10 Horn Cross Road, Plymouth, PL9 9BU
    • Feel Better With A Book, Central Library, 2-3.30pm
      Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AL

    Wednesdays

    • Feel Better With A Book, West Park Library, 10-11.30am
      423 - 425 Crownhill Road, West Park, Plymouth, PL5 2LJ

    Wiltshire

    Wednesdays

    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Warminster Library, 11.30am-1pm
      Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 9BT 
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Mere Library, 2.30-4pm
      Barton Lane, Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire BA12 6JA

    Thursdays

    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Purton Library, 11.30-1pm
      High Street, Purton, Wiltshire SN5 4AA
    • Library Memory Group (for people with memory loss and their carers), Pewsey Library, 2.30-4pm
      Ashton Close, Pewsey, Wiltshire SN9 5EQ

     

  • North Wales

    We run Make Friends with a Book groups for adults and children across North Wales. Full list below:

    Groups for adults

    Mondays

    • Buckley Library, 12.30-2pm
      The Precinct, Buckley,  Flintshire CH7 2EF

    • Llanrwst Library, 3.30-5pm
      Plas Yn Dre, Station Rd, Llanrwst, Gwynedd LL26 0DF

    Thursdays

    • Llangefni Library, 10.30am-12.00pm
      Lôn y Felin, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7RT
    • Penmaenmawr Library, 1.30-3pm
      Bangor Road, Penmaenmawr, LL34 6DA
    • Rhyl Library, 1.30-3pm
      Church Street, Rhyl LL18 3AA
    • Colwyn Bay Library, 3.30-5pm
      Woodland Rd West, Colwyn Bay LL29 7DH

    Fridays

    • Bangor Library, 10.30am -12.00pm
      Gwynned Road, LL57 1DT
      (NB: This group is bilingual Welsh and English)
      Gwynedd Road, LL57 1DT
    • Caernarfon Library, 2-3pm
      Pavilion Hill, Town Centre, Caernarfon LL55 1AS
      (NB: This group is delivered in the medium of Welsh)

     

    Groups for children aged 7-11

    Tuesday

    • Llanberis Library, 3.15-4.15pm
      Capel Coach Road, Llanberis, LL55 4SH
      (NB: This group is bilingual, Welsh and English)

  • North East

    Thursdays

    • Time For Me, Newcastle City Library (Level 3, by the Classics section), 2-4pm
      Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX

 

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